Christina LaRocca is a NYC native who moved to L.A. to work on her singing career. For These Are My Whiskey Dreams ... she was able to work with a handful of producers, for only eight songs, who have a host of familiar artists to their name. Cher, Santana, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Joe Cocker, just to name a few. If the aim was to show the world what she is capable of, she has certainly succeeded.
What surprises me is that I find myself willing to join her on this musical trip. Also in songs that I would usually skip. Take the second song, 'Capsized'. Following a country rock song, 'A Man Like You', the R&B and hip hop groove comes as a huge surprise. Christina LaRocca steps into Kovacs territory when the music gets a rock infusion to change its texture fully, overtaking Kovacs on the right side totally. 'Capsized' becomes a power of strength, something Pink could present to the world e.g.
I will not go on and describe all the changes that follow. You have gotten my drift by now. What is surprising to me is that I am willing to follow her, even into that reggae song. A comparison to another Dutch singer may be in place. Anouk can be as versatile in her songs and singing, but given a choice I place my trust in Christina LaRocca. Her voice is more subtle in the moments it takes subtleness, where in strength the two certainly are a match.
These Are My Whiskey Dreams ... Coming to think of it, whiskey seems a remedy here for diversity. As they say of everything, when used in moderation everything can be a joy.
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